2012

  • We completely must Go to London by Lauren Child

    We completely must Go to London by Lauren Child

    Our last book of the year has to be about our favourite brother and sister combination, Charlie and Lola. ‘We completely must Go to London’ is a great way to introduce young readers to some of London’s famous buildings and landmarks. Already my daughter likes to pick out the places that we have visited and […]


  • Dig Dig Digging by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe
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    Dig Dig Digging by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe

    If you are looking for appealing, non fiction picture books for the littlest people ‘Dig Dig Digging’ is one of our favourites. My daughter absolutely adored this book when she was two and fascinated with vehicles but the repetitive text also makes it a great book for her now as a beginner reader. The text is…


  • Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
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    Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

    Our favourite Christmas Eve story is definitely Stick Man. It’s not immediately obvious that Santa is a part of this story but he comes to Stick Man’s rescue after a series of mishaps and adventures take him far away from his family. 


  • Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton
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    Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton

    Pajama Time is such a fun bedtime read! We absolutely love the different kinds of pyjamas that the characters wear – furry, red, old and new!


  • I Am So Strong by Mario Ramos
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    I Am So Strong by Mario Ramos

    I was sad to hear of the death of the Belgian author and illustrator Mario Ramos, we are currently enjoying ‘I Am So Strong’, one of his books that we have on loan from the library. My daughter borrowed it as she is fascinated by wolves, especially wolves in fairytales, and this story also includes…


  • Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure by Tove Jansson

    Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure by Tove Jansson

    Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure has been retold in a picture book! I loved the Moomin books as a child and it is great to be able to share picture book versions of the stories with my daughter. The Moomins are very loveable characters and I find Little My’s expression hilarious (my daughter isn’t sure…


  • The Best Jumper by Lynne Garner & Sarah Gill

    The Best Jumper by Lynne Garner & Sarah Gill

    The Story: Grandma knits Spindle a jumper for his birthday. Spindle loves his new jumper and wears it everywhere but as he grows it gets tighter and tighter so Grandma knits him a new one. However, the old one is his favourite so he still takes it with him everywhere he goes. Finally Grandma uses…


  • First 100 Words board book by Roger Priddy

    First 100 Words board book by Roger Priddy

    First 100 Words is a colourful, chunky, soft covered board book that is perfect for the littlest of hands. Each word has a full colour photograph on a patchwork coloured background and each double page spread is organised into a different category, for example food, colours, transport, pets.


  • Little Miss Christmas by Roger Hargreaves

    Little Miss Christmas by Roger Hargreaves

    The Story: All year Little Miss Christmas has worked hard wrapping Christmas presents so she decides to take a holiday. Her brother, Mr Christmas, flies up to the North Pole to help Father Christmas wrap the last presents before Christmas Eve but they get distracted by other activities. When Little Miss Christmas gets back and finds…


  • The Monster Machine by Nicola L Robinson

    The Monster Machine by Nicola L Robinson

    The Story: Dad is an inventor and he has just finished making a monster machine. He puts some very disgusting ingredients (slugs, bogies, earwax) into the machine and a variety of monsters are created. The monsters are quite happy until they realise that they want to go home and then they build their own monster…